France has participated in every Rugby World Cup since the first in 1987. France has also hosted the World Cup twice: in 1991 and 2007. France has been runners up three times in 1987, 1999, and 2011. France have hosted the tournament in 1991 and 2007, and are again hosts in 2023.
- France have never won a World Cup, though they have been runners up three times: in 1987, 1999 and 2011.
- In a pool match at the 1987 tournament, France scored a record 13 tries against Zimbabwe.